Telly meme

Jan. 1st, 2014 08:34 pm
cloudsinvenice: woman resting her head on her hand, thinking (GoT: Brienne)
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I know, I know. One day soon I'll post with something that is not a meme. But today is not that day. I got this from [personal profile] londonkds:

What shows did you start watching in 2013?
Quite a lot, actually. I haven't watched so much current TV in years! My Mad Fat Diary, Ripper Street, Utopia, Hannibal, Teen Wolf, Elementary, Community, Parks and Recreation, Agents of SHIELD, Orphan Black... no doubt I'm forgetting some and will need to edit them in later.

Old show-wise, I also watched all of Freaks and Geeks.

What shows did you give up on in 2013?
Utopia (the torture was too much - I know, I know, "SAID THE HANNIBAL FAN", but I can handle worse in the horror genre than elsewhere), Parks and Rec (it was hit and miss for us), Agents of SHIELD (it just felt incredibly mediocre), Orphan Black (about 60 seconds in, when I realised it was building to a railway suicide, which Wikipedia confirmed - I realise it's not ABOUT that, but I didn't want to spend the rest of the season trying and failing to anticipate flashbacks and recaps).

I enjoyed the first couple of seasons of Teen Wolf, but lost interest a couple of eps into season three - I suppose the storyline with the Argents just worked so well, and wrapped up so completely for me, that I couldn't get worked up about the pack of alphas. I really liked Stiles and his dad, and also Lydia.

Which TV shows did you mean to get into in 2013 but didn't?
Supernatural, Once Upon A Time, and I vaguely meant to try Homeland but it had gone off 4oD by the time I geared up to do it. Oh, and Orange is the New Black because it looks awesome. I wanted to see Les Revenantes but I could never get the streaming to work. And I really want to see The Michael J. Fox Show!

Which shows do you expect to check out in 2014?
All of the ones I missed above, plus the new season of Game of Thrones.

Which shows impressed you the least in 2013?
I guess I covered that in the "which shows did you give up" answer.

Which shows impressed you the most in 2013?
Being Human recovered from a catastrophic fourth season with a funny, clever and touching season five. Sad that it had to be the last one, but they gave the characters endings I could live with, which is more than could be said for the original cast.

Fresh Meat had another really good year, as did Game of Thrones which, while it does some things I dislike, on the whole does a great job of condensing a huge unwieldy epic into a concise TV show. My Mad Fat Diary and Ripper Street were both incredibly good, and I love the central performances of Elementary.
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